Julian Sands: Who Hollywood British actor misses in California?
The family of Julian Sands have released a statement thanking California authorities for their “heroic” efforts to find the missing British actor.
“Our heartfelt thanks go out to the compassionate members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department who are coordinating the search for our beloved Julian, not least the heroic search teams listed below who are braving difficult conditions on the ground and in the air to bring Julian home,” the message read.
Search for Warlock star entered its 11th day amid a high wind warning with gusts of 62 to 67 mph.
On Monday, Jan. 23, the National Weather Service reported strong winds affecting the Santa Ana and San Bernandino mountain regions, near the San Gabriel Mountains, where Sands is believed to have disappeared.
The warning warned of possible power outages, travel disruptions and the risk of falling trees: “The strongest winds will be along the southern slopes and foothills, below Morongo Pass and through and below the canyons of the Santa Ana Mountains,” the report said.
Last week, ground crews were forced to suspend the search for Sands due to avalanche danger in the area.
Sands’ family shared a statement thanking authorities for the “heroic” search effort, which is still ongoing.
“Our heartfelt thanks go out to the compassionate members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department coordinating the search for our beloved Julian, not least the heroic search teams listed below who braved difficult conditions on the ground and in the air to bring Julian home,” it read.
Peony HirwaniJanuary 24, 2023 05:30
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Actor Matthew Modine prays for the safe return of Julian Sands
“Julian Sands is a wonderful man, husband, father and friend to so many. A gentle, kind soul. May the candles burn for his safe return from the mountain he loves,” Matthew Modine wrote on Twitter.
Peony Hirwani24 January 2023 08:29
Conditions at Mount Baldy have been “extremely dangerous” since Sands went missing
Conditions on Mount Baldy, where rescuers are searching for Julian Sands, are “unfavorable and extremely dangerous” and not conducive to even the most experienced hikers, police warned this week.
“Due to high winds, the snow has turned to ice, making hiking extremely dangerous,” the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said Friday.
“The sheriff’s search and rescue efforts are often hampered by inclement weather and dangerous landslides. The recent storms that have brought snowy and icy conditions are not favorable to hikers, even those who consider themselves to be very experienced.”
Peony HirwaniJanuary 24, 2023 07:49
Sheriff’s Department notice of investigation
“As we enter day 11 of the search for Julian Sands on Mount Baldy, we remember the sheer determination and selflessness of all the people who assisted in this search,” the authority said.
“We will continue to use the resources available to us.”
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There is no set deadline for the end of the search, authorities said
US authorities said there was “still no firm deadline” for calling off the search for Julian Sands.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said the incident is still being treated as a search and rescue operation.
“We will plan a new ground search once the weather improves and it is safe for our ground crews,” a department spokesman said.
Peony Hirwani24 January 2023 04:45
British film producer Cassian Elewes shared a heartfelt message
Elewes also shared a note about Sands on Twitter.
“I have known since Friday that my friend Julian Sands is missing from Mt Baldy. I’m devastated. A very close family friend who was adventurous in everything he did. I prayed a lot,” he wrote.
Tom Murray24 January 2023 04:01
Reverend Richard Coles described Sands as “brilliant”
“I knew it #JulianSands way back in the 80s when his brother shared a flat full of mice with my best friend,” Coles wrote on Twitter.
“He was so brilliant and so wonderful and everyone who loves him is beside themselves with worry.”
Tom MurrayJanuary 24, 2023 03:00
Federal agencies joined the search for Sands
A reminder that national and state officials are now working with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office to find Sands.
“We are working with state and federal agencies that have cell phone forensics to assist us in pinpointing the location, but so far no new information has been developed,” it said in a statement released Friday (Jan. 20). , the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office said.
Tom MurrayJanuary 24, 2023 01:58